Momentum Youth Conference, the annual summer event for students which is sponsored by CE National, kicks off this evening at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. Hosted by CE National, it includes five days of challenging speakers, ministry opportunities, and fun. It concludes Sunday, July 23. Momentum main sessions will be available via the Momentum Live Feed. (Click here to access.) Join the Live Feed host before each[...]
Last week, a story on the online news site, InkFreeNews, featured Josh Neuhart, award-winning sports information director at Grace College. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Quietly One of the Best in the Biz In many cases, you won’t even know he’s up to his ears in busy work. He doesn’t often let on about his workload, his responsibilities, or the fact that he’s darn good at what he do[...]
The memorial service for Dr. Wayne Flory, former professor and Grace Brethren pastor, will be Sunday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m. It will be at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church, 6565 Stearns St. in Long Beach. Dr. Flory died July 8. Ordained to the Christian ministry in 1951, he was a tenured professor at Biola University, where he taught full-time from 1972 until 2004. He also served as vice president of Brethren Schools, Paramount[...]
Each month, a group of women from The Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, Owings, Md. (Dario Agnolutto, lead pastor), gather and spend time in prayer. But their hearts are guided by their hands; they pray as they knit and crochet blankets and hats for people in need. “The Prayer Shawl Ministry started in February 2007 at our annual church ministry fair,” explains Claudia Benjaminson, director of Grace Comforts. Janice Owe[...]
The 20th annual Lancer Golf Classic is set for Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Stonehenge Golf Club in Warsaw, Ind. The event, which is an integral fundraiser for Grace College Athletics, is an excellent chance for you to partner with the Lancers to help fund equipment, scholarships, and facility upgrades for more than 250 student-athletes on the 16 varsity athletic teams at Grace. The scramble will include a silent auction, prizes a[...]
Last week, Grace College’s women’s basketball assistant coach Ray Davis traveled to Ivory Coast for a 10-day trip. Davis coached a group of current and former collegiate women’s basketball players in conjunction with Athletes in Action on a tour to Africa. The group conducted basketball camps, hosted coaching clinics and shared their faith in the city of Abidjan. “One thing that surprised me was how inc[...]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Grace College’s men’s basketball team received an impressive honor this week with the Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The Lancers were one of a few NAIA teams recognized with the award. Grace was also the lone representative from the Crossroads League. To receive the NABC academic distinction, a team must post a cumulative GPA of 3.[...]
Grace College athletic director, Chad Briscoe, is featured this week at the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. SERVICE, SCHOLARSHIP, EXCELLENCE: JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR BRISCOE WINONA LAKE – “We have the best in the business right on our campus!” That statement was made by Clint Johnson shortly after Grace College’s Chad Briscoe was announced as the 2016-17 Cr[...]
Space is still available on the preconference sunset dinner cruise on Lake Erie. It’s a relaxing way to begin the week that many call the “FGBC Family Reunion.” Enjoy the beauty of the Lake Erie Sunset from a unique and unforgettable location – on Lake Erie itself. Enjoy a buffet dinner while cruising around the Lake Erie islands, Marblehead Lighthouse, and Cedar Point amusement park, which will be lit [...]
Word has been received of the May 31 death of Julia Colburn, widow of the late Grace Brethren pastor, Ralph Colburn. Her obituary appears below. Julia was born in Toronto, Canada, to Fred and Dorothy Rowland in 1920 and immigrated to Los Angeles in 1923. She graduated from John C. Fremont High School in 1939 and attended L. A. City College for 2 years. She married Rev. Ralph J. Colburn in 1954 and helped him establish the Grac[...]
An article in Tuesday’s Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record, tells about Warren Dick’s dream of beginning a university in Ethiopia. (Warren is a member of Grace Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Wooster, Nick Cleveland, senior pastor, where he currently serves as moderator of their board.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Wooster man’s dream of starting university in E[...]
The Grace Brethren Church in Winchester, Va. (Kevin Mincey, pastor), has received CE National’s Church of the Year award based on seeing these very positive signs taking place in just the last couple of years of ministry. Increased growth from averaging 15 to averaging 140 people on Sundays. Strong new ministries to children and youth and active ways to get people involved. Over 70 new conversions to faith. All have been bapti[...]
Two Grace Brethren pastors were featured yesterday in an article about their involvement in the music scene in Hagerstown, Md. The Herald-Mail told how Larry Weber, who formerly retired in 2014 as pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Waynesboro, Pa., and Dan Thornton, current pastor at Maranatha Brethren Church in Hagerstown, are helping lead a band that encourages older musicians to develop and showcase their skills. A port[...]
GBCanada USA has re-branded as Assist and broadened its mandate to include church expansion across the USA, according to an email announcement sent Monday afternoon. GBCanada USA has been the church-planting mission agency working in Canada for the last 20 years developing churches for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC). This change comes as Go2 Ministries – the FGBC’s former national ministry for church planting[...]
Bridget Fryman has joined the staff of GraceConnect and BMH Books. She is assisting with the day-to-day business operations of the organization, along with database management and event planning. Bridget is a graduate of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., with a B.A. degree in journalism and history. From 2004 to 2007, she was education reporter and weekend editor at the News, Goshen, Ind., where she continues to serve as [...]
Operation Barnabas tours for 2017 wound down this weekend as Team Hoosier concluded with leading programs at Legacy Church in Kendallville, Ind., and Team Atlantic finished at the Grace Brethren Church in Palmyra, Pa. Below are portions of their reports. Team Hoosier Day 18: The Final Chapter Well today Team Hoosier’s tour came to an end, but with a very good ending. Today we put on our final OB church service for Legacy Chur[...]
Word has been received of the July 9 death of Wayne Flory, former Grace Brethren pastor and military chaplain. He retired from Biola University where he taught in the Bible department. He had been in and out of the hospital since April following a heart procedure. A public memorial service is planned. Information will be included here when it is announced.[...]
Operation Barnabas teams continue to minister in the East and the Midwest. Team Atlantic has been participating in Streetwise at Urban Hope in Philadelphia, Pa., while presenting programs in parks and helping in other ways. They finish this weekend at the Grace Brethren Church, Palmyra, Pa. (Paul Mutchler, interim pastor). Team Hoosier has been in Central Ohio and is on its way to Legacy Church in Kendallville, Ind. (Dan Cosen[...]
“Evangelism must naturally emerge out of our relationship with Christ,” writes Ron Thompson, retired Grace Brethren pastor who also served as executive director of Brethren Evangelistic Ministries. His recently released book, Hurricanes for God, outlines Evangelism in Depth, a biblical understanding of evangelism that was widely used by Brethren Evangelistic Ministries. It is likely the first book that has detailed[...]
Here are some recent ministry updates from around the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Jim Cabush has accepted the position of family pastor at Valley Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Md. (Dan Pritchett, senior pastor). At Grace Church, Marion, Ohio, John Jones has concluded 25 years of ministry. He and his wife, Shari, have transitioned to a support role at the Chateau de St. Albain in France. Jim Spelman, who served [...]
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